June 23, 2015 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

Now that the HiA and LoA All-Star games are in the books for 2015, Jim and I set our sights on grinding out more UTR POD’s in hopes to unearth more and more UTR hitters. On a personal note, I was very happy to see Hickory OF Luke Tendler post a successful performance for South Atlantic League North. Tendler was a 2014 Org. All-Star and a 2015 “One to Watch” prospect who was struggling in May and so far in June. Tendler went 1-4 with a 2nd inning 2-run home run off of South Division pitcher Caleb Beech, who ended up taking the loss in a 7-5 North Division victory. 

 

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Jared Walker, 2B – AZL Dodgers (LAD) – Arizona League – 19 yo;
    • 5-5, HR (1), 3B (1), 2B, 4R, 3RBi, 3 SB (3) 
    • Walker completed his cycle with a solo home run in the 7th inning. He followed up with his fifth hit of the night, a lead-off single, in the 9th to help wrap up a 14-8 victory over the AZL Padres. 

National League: 

  • Ronald Acuna, CF – GCL Braves (ATL) – Gulf Coast League – 17 yo;
    • 3-4, 3B (1), 2B, 4R, RBi, BB, K, 2 SB (3) 
  • Anthony Dirocie, CF – DSL Mets1 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo;
    • 3-4, 2 2B, R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Harold Ramirez, RF – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League – 20 yo;
    • 3-5, 3B (2), 2B, R, 4RBi, 2K, SB (9) 
    • Ramirez is batting nearly .400 (.398) and he’s gone hitless in only four of his 24 games this season, and yesterday marked the third time in his last four games he’s collected 3 hits. His production may not profile as your atypical right fielder, but who’s going to argue with what he’s done so far this season. 
  • Dane McFarland, CF – Hillsboro Hilltops (ARI) – Short Season Northwest League – 20 yo;
    • 2-3, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB SB (1/1) 
  • Roberto Ramos, 1B – Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Rookie Pioneer League – 20 yo;
    • 2-4, 2 HR (3), 2R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Scott De Jong, 1B – Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Rookie Pioneer League League – 22 yo;
    • 2-2, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2BB 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Kevin Gonzalez, 1B – DSL Yankees2 (NYY) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo;
    • 2-3, 2B, 4R, 4RBi, 3BB 

American League: 

  • Yonauris Rodriguez, SS – DSL Yankees2 (NYY) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo;
    • 4-4, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (5) 
  • Welfrin Mateo, 2B – DSL Yankees2 (NYY) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo;
    • 2-5, 2B, 5R, RBi, BB
  • Miguel Flames, C – DSL Yankees2 (NYY) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo;
    • 2-3, 2B, R, 6RBi, 2BB 
  • Alexis Maldonado, 3B – Vancouver Canadians (TOR) – Short Season Northwest League – 24 yo;
    • 4-5, 3B (1), 3RBi, 2 SB (6) 
  • Daniel Mendick, SS – AZL White Sox (CWS) – Arizona League – 21 yo;
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi 
  • Jake Jarvis, 2B – Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Rookie Pioneer League – 20 yo;
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi
  • Louis Silverio, RF – Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Rookie Pioneer League – 21 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Nathan Lukes, CF – Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – Short Season New York-Penn League – 20 yo;
    • 4-5, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Jonathan McCray, 2B – AZL Royals (KC) – Arizona League – 20 yo;
    • 2-3, 2 HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, BB 
  • Alexis Rivera, DH – Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Rookie Pioneer League – 21 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (1) 
  • Tyler Kuresa, 1B – Elizabethton Twins (MIN) – Rookie Appalachian League – 22 yo;  (2014 Org. All-Star)
    • 1-2, HR (1/2), 3R, RBi, 3BB 
  • Austin Diemer, RF – Elizabethton Twins (MIN) – Rookie Appalachian League – 22 yo;
    • 3-5, 2 HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Trent Woodward, C – Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – Short Season New York-Penn League – 23 yo;
    • 3-6, HR (1/1), 3R, 2RBi, K
  • Bryan Muniz, 1B – Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – Short Season New York-Penn League – 22 yo;
    • 5-6, 2 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Cesar Carrasco, 3B – Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – Short Season New York-Penn League – 21 yo;
    • 3-6, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Seong-min Kim, C – Vermont Lake Monsters (OAK) – Short Season New York-Penn League – 22 yo;  (2014 Org. All-Star)
    • 2-4, GS-HR (1), R, 4RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Franklin Rollin, RF – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo;
    • 3-5, 3B (2), 3R, 2RBi
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